Experimental Traffic Control Scheme (Control of Traffic - York Street, Belfast) 2023 - Draft Direction Order

Consultation opened on 14 September 2022. Closing date 06 October 2022.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to make the Experimental Traffic Control Scheme – Control of Traffic – York Street, Belfast for a period of 6 months.


Consultation description

The scheme will:

  • prohibit all vehicles other than buses, cycles and disabled persons’ vehicles from entering York Street, Belfast at its junction with Donegall Street and at its junction with Frederick Street/Great Patrick Street;
  • prohibit all vehicles from entering a length of Curtis Street, Belfast at its junction with York Street and at a point 15 metres south-east of that junction.
  • prohibit vehicles waiting at any time (loading and unloading permitted) on lengths of Curtis Street, Belfast and suspend pay and display parking places at the same location; and
  • provide parking places with unlimited waiting for disabled persons’ vehicles on lengths of York Street, Belfast and suspend the pay and display parking places at the same location.

Vehicles are excepted from the prohibitions in certain circumstances.

Inspecting the proposal

Full details are contained in the draft scheme which together with a map showing the roads involved may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period below at DfI Roads Eastern Division, Traffic Management 3, Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3SQ. 

Inspection of the draft scheme and map is by appointment only which can be arranged either by email using traffic.eastern@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk or by telephone during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on 0300 200 7899.

Making an objection

Any person may object or make other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, by writing to the Department at the address above or by emailing traffic.eastern@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk within a period of 22 days from the date of publication of this Notice.

Information you provide in your response to this consultation, excluding personal information, may be published or disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR). If you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, please tell us why, but be aware that, under FOIA/EIR, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

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